Barney’s Matchbook Cover
September 22, 2016 – 12:07 am | 3 Comments

Locals know Barney’s Corner as a gas station, but early on it was much, much more.
I believe this matchbook cover comes from around the 1940s. Back then there was food and dance.
Barney was Keith Malcom’s brother …

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1912-1913 Eatonville High Catalog Ads
August 3, 2016 – 5:23 pm | No Comment
1912-1913 Eatonville High Catalog Ads

This comes to us from Terry Larson. She scanned these ads straight from the 1912-1913 Eatonville High School catalog.
Some familiar names here. And several of these business were brand new — had just started up …

Postnet (ca. 1952)
April 16, 2016 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Postnet (ca. 1952)

What folks call today “the Postnet building” was perviously Kneip’s Trucking Service.
This building has has a host of different tenants throughout the years. The following was provided by Rich and Ruthie Williams:
Charley Chamberland built this building …

Postcard to John J. Falk (1911)
October 25, 2014 – 8:24 pm | No Comment
Postcard to John J. Falk (1911)

This postcard was sent to John J. Falk back in 1911 from Sweden.
Translation: Wish you a happy and good Pentecost. I am well and of good health. Lots of greetings with this card. To you from …

Eatonville General Hospital Ad (1913)
December 2, 2013 – 3:52 am | No Comment
Eatonville General Hospital Ad (1913)

Eatonville used to have a hospital. It was located on the second floor of Kirk’s Pharmacy. Here’s an ad that ran in the 1913-14 Eatonville School catalog. The ad states that it’s a hospital for …

Dining at Hotel Snow (early 1900s)
June 12, 2013 – 3:59 pm | No Comment
Dining at Hotel Snow (early 1900s)

In the early 1900s, the Mill Villiage Motel in Eatonville wasn’t around. In fact, the man who would build it, Keith Malcolm, wasn’t even born yet. Back in the teens, you would have gotten a …

Martha Parrish Turns 100 Year Old
March 16, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Martha Parrish Turns 100 Year Old

Martha Parrish is officially the town’s oldest resident (although she months ago moved to Morton). She had her birthday party in town March 2nd and friends came to celebrate.
Here’s a bio from her granddaughter Leslee …

You Got Mail (1890 – 1924)
January 31, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
You Got Mail (1890 – 1924)

In a time when we receive messages via email, Facebook and texting, “snail mail” seems a little old timey. In 1890 though, getting messages in and out of a frontier town was vital.
T.C. Van Eaton …

McKinley (Mack) Van Eaton’s Report Card (1913-14)
November 30, 2012 – 7:18 pm | No Comment
McKinley (Mack) Van Eaton’s Report Card (1913-14)

McKinley (Mack) Van Eaton did well in Eatonville High School during the 1913 – 1914 school year. Subjects included English II, Latin II, Geometry II, Marv. Training, art, and penmanship.
This should be a lesson to …

1913 Eatonville Baseball Team
October 30, 2012 – 6:18 pm | No Comment
1913 Eatonville Baseball Team

Eatonville high school has been playing baseball for over 100 years. Here’s a shot of the 1913 team, with coach B. W. Lyon and Mr. Hollingsworth. Clarence Williams is far left on the front row. …

T. C. Van Eaton Ad for New Homes (1913)
October 25, 2012 – 3:44 pm | One Comment
T. C. Van Eaton Ad for New Homes (1913)

T. C. Van Eaton ran this ad in the 1913 Eatonville High School catalog.  Who couldn’t turn down building their home here with the new industries, excellent schools and easy terms.
This really was a good …